PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Behind senior Margaret Ramsay’s two goals, Brown advanced to the ECACHL Final Four with a 3-0 win over Dartmouth. Freshman goalie Nicole Stock was solid in net for the Bears with 18 saves, including a penalty shot with six seconds remaining in the second period.
The Bears (14-12-5) scored first just 3:19 into the opening period, cashing in on their first power play of the afternoon. Dartmouth senior goalie Kate Lane made the initial save on the play, but the rebound went right to Margaret Ramsay, who put it in just 3:17 into the contest to give the Bears the 1-0 lead, which they would take into the first intermission.
Ramsay struck again with 3:31 gone in the second when Meredith Batcheller’s shot at the point was blocked by Katie Gray and bounced to the stick of Ramsay who was streaking in the neutral zone for a one-on-one with Lane. Ramsay slid the puck under her right pad for the two-goal lead with 16:29 to go in the second.
Dartmouth got good looks at the net in the second period, but Stock kept the puck from crossing the line. With six seconds remaining in the period, sophomore Rylee Olewinski hit the puck out with her hand, resulting in a penalty shot.
Dartmouth’s Shannon Bowman skated and held back her shot, waiting for Stock to bite. Stock stood strong and closed the gap between her right pad and post to keep Dartmouth off the board going into the second intermission.
The Bear defense stiffened up and kept Dartmouth out of the zone for most of the final period. Sophomore Hayley Moore tacked on a goal late in third when she fired a shot by Olewinski into the back of the net for her 23rd goal of the season.
Brown will now head to Canton, N.Y. to compete in the ECACHL Final Four taking on second seeded Princeton.
The loss left Dartmouth (12-13-4) without a winning record for the first time since 1985-86.